Winter is coming, and winter’s dry, cold air and frosty rain, snow can cause chapped paws and scratchy, uncomfortable peeling skin of your pets.
Few tips help to avoid cold weather threats from affecting your pet’s health. You have to be very conscious. The pet sitters should also follow these to provide best services to their clients and make them satisfied.
- Try to humidify your home and dry your pet as soon possible when he comes in from outside. Take care of their feet and in between toes to avoid any skin problem.
- During winters after bathing keep your dog inside until they are completely dry. It is very important to maintain a warm ambient body temperature. Otherwise, your dog can suffer from hypothermia.
- After each dog walks, wash and dry your pet’s feet to remove ice, salt and chemicals — and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.
- Never trim your dog down to the skin in winter to keep him warm and cosy.
- Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in the wintertime. Smaller, light-bodied breeds, toy breeds, and breeds that naturally have very short or thin hair coats benefit from a warm dog sweater for when they need to go outside, or for just hanging around the house.
- Feeding your pet, a little bit more during the cold weather months can provide much-needed calories because they burn a lot of calories to keep themselves warm.
- Make sure that your pet has plenty of water to drink will help keep her well-hydrated and her skin less dry.
- Your pet should have a warm place to sleep. A cosy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect. Make sure the dogs are protected from drafts. Raise the bed off the floor and consider using a hot water bottle or a microwavable heating pad. These pads are intended to stay warm for up to 12 hours.
- Keep your animals inside to keep them warm and don’t leave pets alone in a car during cold weather, as cars can act as refrigerators that hold in the cold and cause animals to freeze to death.
These tips will help you to protect your pets perfectly. Stay warm and safe. Have a happy winter season.